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January 7, Saturday, 11:00 & 2:00

Winter Greenhouse Tour

Come experience the pleasure of our greenhouses – filled with unusual blossoms and exotic scents. Join us for an informative lecture-tour of our collection of herbs from around the world. This is a wonderful way to learn about the rare and unusual, as well as familiar herbs. Reservations are required. Free.

 

January 28, Saturday, 1:00 to 3:00

Dried Flower Wreath

Create a long-lasting colorful dried flower wreath using a 12″ grapevine base. You will learn basic arranging techniques to create your own masterpiece – choice of colors. Reservations are required. $38.00.

 

February 4, Saturday, 1:00 to 3:00

Fairy Dwelling

A popular and fun class, we will use a wooden base to create a charming miniature fairy scene. Choose a fairy, then build a fanciful scene using moss, twigs, bark, woodland creatures and other unusual items. Bring your imagination! Reservations are required. $39.00.

 

February 11, , Saturday, 11:00 & 2:00

Winter Greenhouse Tour

Come experience the pleasure of our greenhouses – filled with unusual blossoms and exotic scents. Join us for an informative lecture-tour of our collection of herbs from around the world. This is a wonderful way to learn about the rare and unusual, as well as familiar herbs. Reservations are required. Free.

 

February 23 – 26, Thursday – Sunday

Visit us at the NJ Flower & Garden Show

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March 11- 19, Saturday – Sunday

Visit us at the Philadelphia Flower Show

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May 6, Saturday, 9:30 – 10:30

Woodland Gardening with Natives

Curious about natives? Interested in creating beautiful, low-maintenance natural landscapes? Come explore the world of Woodland Gardening with Stan Pukash in this informative slide presentation. Learn about natives and how to use them in your landscape for woodland and butterfly gardens. Stan is a member of the Native Plant Society of NJ and the proprietor of “Trillium Woods”, a native wildflower garden at his home in Chester. He was also a member of the Chester Township Environmental Commission where he coordinated an annual native plant sale for fifteen years. Reservations are required. Free.

 

May 6, Saturday, 10:30 – 11:30

Native Wildflowers and Ferns

Join David Hyde of Well-Sweep Herb Farm in a presentation on perennial natives and nativars. Learn about the benefits of these beauties and how to introduce them into the garden and keep them happy. David will cover selecting, transplanting, growing, and maintaining them – as well as some of his favorites. Discover how to support our indigenous bird, butterfly and insect populations. Reservations are required. Free.

 

June 3, Saturday, 9:00 to 5:00

Spring Open House

Growing and Using Culinary Herbs: 9:00
Perennials of Distinction: 10:00
Herb Garden Tour: 10:30
Buzzy Bees: 11:00
Thai Cooking: 11:30 & 12:45
Native American Flute: 12:00
Mushrooms & Fungi: 12:00
Backyard Medicinal Herbs: 1:00
Shade Perennials: 2:30
Herb Garden Tour: 3:30

Welcome to Well-Sweep Herb Farm! Enjoy a day of free informative lectures and presentations, as well as tours of our spectacular gardens.

Lectures for the day begin at 9:00 with Growing and Using Culinary Herbs, then Perennials of Distinction at 10:00 and Shade Perennials at 2:30.

At 10:30 and 3:30 Garden Tours on the history and uses of both exotic and familiar herbs will be led by Cyrus Hyde – noted lecturer and collector, and his grandson – Patrick McDuffee.

At 11:00 Lorette Cheswick, skilled Apiarist, will talk about how to attract honey bees to your garden, the joys of beekeeping and honey extraction. Come sample our delicious and organic spring nectar flow.

At 11:30 and 12:45 join Jay Chai, owner of the Pandan Room and Topo, as he presents easy culinary tips for exotic flavors. Thai, Indonesian and Vietnamese dishes featuring herbs and spices from our farm will be covered. These dishes will also be available for purchase from 11 to 2. Come experience unusual herbs to enhance your cuisine and expand your palate. Click the links to learn more about the Pandan Room and Topo.

At 12:00 join Dan Cardaci  for some Native American flute.

At 12:00 step into the world of Mycology, with Olga Tzogas of Smugtown Mushrooms. Come explore the roles mushrooms and fungi play in our lives, the forest and our food systems. Learn basic concepts of mushroom biology and ecology, as well as methods for growing and incorporating mushrooms into your own kitchen and garden. Learn more about Smugtown Mushrooms here.

At 1:00 join Kerry Adams, a practicing herbalist of 43 years, for a lecture on backyard plants with useful medicinal properties. These wonderful weeds aid healing and prevent illness. Join us to learn simple ways of keeping yourself and your family healthy. Learn more about Kerry here.

Our largest selection of herb plants will be available on this day. Homemade refreshments can be enjoyed by all. Feel free to bring a picnic lunch. Free admission and parking.

 

June 10, Saturday, 10:00 to 11:30

Herb Container Gardening

Growing herbs in containers is an enjoyable and rewarding pastime – whether on a windowsill, patio or deck. Learn about choosing plants that work well together, soil recommendations, as well as helpful care instructions. You will plant your very own 17″ round planter featuring 10 plants from a selection – everything will be provided. Planter needs at least 6 hours of direct sunlight. Reservations are required. $52.00

 

June 10, Saturday, 1:30 to 3:30

Hypertufa Planters

Create two of your own hypertufa trough planters with that Old English look. Choose from a variety of shapes and sizes for your project. We will be combining cement, perlite and other ingredients – so wear old clothes, bring rubber gloves and a face mask. Troughs will need to be left to dry with us for a few days. Reservations are required. $46.00.

 

June 17, Saturday, 10:00 to 11:00

Kids’ Sensory Garden Tour

Moms, and Dads too – come enjoy some free time as we take your children on a fun and educational sensory garden tour. We’ll explore unusual textures, unique scents, delicious flavors, and also play with plants that ‘come alive’. Reservations are required. $8.50.

 

June 17, Saturday, 1:00 to 3:00

Miniature Garden

Join us for a fun-filled afternoon creating your very own miniature garden. Start with a 14″ planter and your choice of five dwarf plants. We will cover which plants work best, growing requirements and care instructions – all material supplied. Bring your creativity to life! Reservations are required. $42.00.

 

June 23, Friday, 6:30 to 9:00

Medicinal Herb Walk & Cherokee Storytelling

David Winston, renowned herbalist and ethnobotanist, will present an educational walk to locate and identify common medicinal herbs in their native habitat. Learn about the healing properties of nature’s pharmacy, perhaps just beyond your own doorstep. Following the walk, David will share a Cherokee Indian story as we gather around a campfire.

Mr. Winston is an internationally known lecturer as well as founder and president of Herbalist & Alchemist, Inc. Refreshments will be served. Learn more about David Winston here and Herbalist & Alchemist here. Reservations are required. $43.00.

 

June 24, Saturday, 9:00 to 1:00

Visit us at the Sparta Farmers’ Market

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June 30, Friday, 1:00 to 3:00

Lavender Crafts

With lavender in full bloom – enjoy a relaxing afternoon creating three beautiful projects from this fragrant herb. We will make a 10″ lavender swag, 6″ nosegay and a lavender votive candle holder – delightful decorations for your home. Lavender refreshments will be served. Reservations are required. $38.00.

 

July 1, Saturday, 11:00 to 2:00

Wonderful Lavender & Lunch

Come and enjoy a relaxing and educational day with lavender. Our day begins at 11:00 with ‘Lovely Lavender,’ a presentation by David Hyde on growing, enjoying and harvesting this herb. The history, best varieties, tips and tricks, as well as the many healing benefits of lavender will be covered.

A tasty lavender lunch will follow at 12:00. At 1:00 enjoy an activity creating your very own 6″ heart-shaped fresh lavender wreath. Drying and care instructions will also be covered. This makes an attractive addition for your home’s decor. Come experience this wonderful fragrant herb. Reservations are required. $52.00.

 

July 8, Saturday, 9:00 to 1:00

Visit us at the Sparta Farmers’ Market

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July 8, Saturday, 1:30 to 3:30

Lavender Crafts

With lavender in full bloom – enjoy a relaxing afternoon creating three beautiful projects from this fragrant herb. We will make a 10″ lavender swag, 6″ nosegay and a lavender votive candle holder – delightful decorations for your home. Lavender refreshments will be served. Reservations are required. $38.00.

 

July 15, Saturday, 10:00 – 12:00

Succulent Wreath

Create a living wreath made from a wide selection of succulents with different textures and colors. You will choose an 11″ round or square frame then design your own artistic creation. This amazing living wreath can be displayed or mounted on a sunny door or wall. Care instructions will be covered. Reservations are required. $58.00.

 

July 22, Saturday, 11:00 to 2:00

Midsummer Herb Festival

Well-Sweep’s 28th annual Midsummer Herb Festival celebrates ‘Cilantro’, Coriandrum, the 2017 International Herb Association’s – Herb of the Year. Enjoy a tasty luncheon prepared with both cilantro and coriander, as well as Vietnamese Coriander, Mexican Cilantro and other complimentary herbs.

Come and learn about the many virtues of this popular culinary and medicinal plant, as well as growing tips for a successful harvest. A lecture and tour through the garden will also be part of the day’s activities. Reservations are required. $36.00.

 

July 29, Saturday, 1:00 to 4:30

Mushroom Cultivation

Join us here at the farm with Olga Tzogas of Smugtown Mushrooms for a lecture on the basics of mushrooms and fungi, their biology and how they exist in nature. Learn how to use fungi to build up our soils, reduce erosion, supply us with food and even medicine.

A growing trend, cultivating mushrooms on logs and wood chips is becoming a standard for gardeners, woodlot owners, farmers and homesteaders. Come learn the principles of incorporating these permaculture practices. Additionally, you will create and take home your own inoculated log featuring Oyster Mushrooms. Visit Smugtown Mushrooms here. Reservations are required. $52.00

 

August 4 – 13, Saturday – Sunday

Visit us at the NJ State Fair – 

Sussex County Farm & Horse Show

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August 5, Saturday, 12:00 to 1:30

The Exotic World of Herbs & Spices

Join us for a lecture at Colonial Park Gardens – click here for more information.

Come explore the fascinating world of herbs and their unusual fragrances and flavors; experience tasty basils, exotic jasmines and unique ethnic varieties. This introduction will cover the lore and history of common and unusual herbs know for their culinary attributes, scents and uses. Growing tips, requirements and the best culinary choices will be presented by David Hyde of Well-Sweep Herb Farm – know for one of the largest collections of herbs and perennials in the country. Learn how easy and beneficial herbs are to grow and enjoy – come experience their delight!

 

August 19, Saturday, 9:00 to 1:00

Visit us at the Sparta Farmers’ Market

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August 21 – 26, Mon. – Sat., 9:00 to 5:00

Customer Appreciation Week

Our customers are what make Well-Sweep Herb Farm successful. To show our thanks, we invite you to visit us during this week and receive a 20% discount on all purchases. On Saturday, August 26, come and experience our farm with a Native Plant Lecture at 11:00, as well as Herb Garden Tours at 12:00 and 2:00. On this day complimentary herbal refreshments will be served. Free admission and parking.

 

August 31, Thursday, 3:00 to 4:30

Mohonk Mountain House Lecture

Join David Hyde for a lecture at this famous New York Spa Resort – open to hotel guests only. Click here for more information.

 

September 2, Saturday, 10:30 to 12:00

Worm Composting Workshop

Linda Conrad will give a presentation on the advantages and techniques of vermiculture – worm composting. Each participant will make a mini-compost bin with worms included – to take home.

Linda will cover what to feed your worms and how to maintain your worm bin. Worm castings increase the amount of nutrients to plants and increase the level of essential microbial activity in the soil. Reservations are required. $25.00.

 

September 2, Saturday, 1:30 to 3:00

Mad Tea Party

Join Patrick of Well-Sweep for a delicious afternoon tea. Enjoy samples of his favorite fresh-cut herbal teas, from common to unusual, as he lectures on their benefits and lore. Windowsill and garden growing tips will be covered as well as harvesting, drying and brewing. Crazy hats encouraged. Reservations are required. $32.00.

 

September 9, Saturday, 9:00 to 1:00

Visit us at the Sparta Farmers’ Market

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September 9, Saturday, 1:30 to 3:00

Herbal Spice Blends

Come spend a pleasurable afternoon creating several tasty herbal blends. We will make homemade vanilla extract, meat rubs, herbal salts and herb infused oil. Everyone will participate in the preparation of these delicious treats, and take home a container of each to enjoy. Reservations are required. $38.00.

 

September 16, Saturday

Visit us at the Festival of the Sea – Point Pleasant Beach, NJ

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September 23, Saturday, 10:00 to 12:00

Pressed Flower Workshop – (Cancelled – possibly again in 2018)

Dorothy Kovak & Linda Conrad, experienced artists, will teach you how to use pressed flowers and botanicals to create a 5″ x 7″ picture or two greeting cards of your own. Important techniques will be demonstrated. Reservations are required. $34.00.

 

September 23, Saturday, 1:00 to 3:00

Pressed Flower Design – (Cancelled – possibly again in 2018) 

This workshop is a more advanced step in flower pressing. Dorothy and Linda will give you step by step instructions on how to create an 8″ x 10″ flower basket picture using layers of pressed flowers. A beautiful project to display in your home! Reservations are required. $40.00

 

September 23 – 24, Saturday – Sunday

Visit us at the New Hope Arts & Crafts Festival

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September 30, Saturday, 10:00 to 12:00

Herbal Medicine Basics

What is Herbal Medicine? Why use herbs? How does an herbalist decide which plants are appropriate for a person? Come join Kerry Adams, a practicing herbalist for 43 years, to gain an understanding of plant energetics and herbal medicine. A presentation of traditional knowledge you can use for your own health and wellness. Learn more about Kerry here. Reservations are required. $24.00

 

October 7, Saturday, 1:00 to 3:00

Soap Making

Learn how to make all-natural, homemade soap. Various methods and ingredients will be covered. Choose from a varied selection of fragrant essential oils and herbs – to create your own specialty soap. Wear old clothes. Reservations are required. $35.00.

 

October 21, Saturday, 6:00 to 9:00

Fall Harvest Celebration & Franklin D. Roosevelt

Join us for our 17th annual fall harvest gathering with honored guest, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, an American statesman and political leader who served as our 32nd president. He won a record four presidential elections and emerged as a central figure in world events during his presidency.

Acclaimed actor Neill Hartley, from the American Historical Theatre, will portray Roosevelt in a captivating presentation of ‘A New Deal’. Come enjoy a delicious feast and entertaining evening. Reservations are required. $70.00.

 

October 28, Saturday, 6:00 to 9:00

Masquerade Murder Mystery Dinner

Come enjoy an evening of murder, mystery and intrigue. Witness and interact in this mystery game as the drama unfolds – you’ll help uncover clues and crack the case. Presented by the Murder Mystery Company. A three course dinner will feature Thai food – catered by the Pandan Room. Reservations are required. $58.00.

 

November 4, Saturday, 10:00 to 1:00

Visit us at the Sparta Farmers’ Market

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November 4th – December 23rd

Christmas In The Country

At this time of year, the Well-Sweep garden fairies transform the shop into a Christmas wonderland. The greenhouse will be stocked with a selection of attractive windowsill herbs, tender perennials in bloom and unique topiaries. Enter to win a $35 Gift Certificate.

After Thanksgiving our beautiful handmade fresh evergreen wreaths, sprays and arrangements will be available. Enjoy complimentary hot mulled cider and cookies at this time. Custom wreaths are available. Bring your holiday guests – come visit!

 

November 18, Saturday, 10:00 to 1:00

Visit us at the Sparta Farmers’ Market

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November 24 & 25, Fri. & Sat., 11 & 2

Holiday Greenhouse Tour

Come experience the pleasure of our greenhouses – filled with unusual blossoms and exotic scents. Join us for an informative lecture-tour of our collection of herbs from around the world. This is a wonderful way to learn about the rare and unusual, as well as familiar herbs. Reservations are required. Free.

 

November 28, Tuesday, 7:00 to 9:00

December 2, Saturday, 10:00 – 12:00

Christmas Evergreen Wreath

Create your own fresh evergreen 16″ wreath using various types of pine and holly. These contrasting greens will be wire wrapped onto a metal-form; making a long-lasting attractive display. Add decorative pine cones and a colorful bow. Please bring gloves and pruning shears. Reservations are required. $37.00.

 

December 2, Saturday, 10:00 to 1:00

Visit us at the Sparta Farmers’ Market

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December 2, Saturday, 1:30 to 3:30

Holiday Centerpiece

Using holly and various types of fresh greens, create a delightful centerpiece for your holiday table. We will add pine cones, berries and finish with a candle and decorative bow. The approximate size is 14″. Bring gloves and clippers. Reservations are required. $37.00.

 

For more information – call (908) 852-5390 or e-mail us at info@wellsweep.com.


 

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Herb Garden Tours

       Farm lecture tours are available for groups of 10 or more. Tour our impressive culinary, medicinal, and formal herb gardens; also visit the gift shop and farm animals. Lecture subjects include the history, uses, and cultivation of herbs, as well as herbal recipe suggestions. Tours can be tailored to specific topics.
Offered May through October, tours are $8.50 per person with a non-refundable deposit of $25.00. Box lunches are available for groups of 15 or more, or if you prefer to bring your own – a picnic area is provided. Call us today to schedule your group’s tour.

 

Call For More Details(908) 852-5390

 

       Special events are held rain or shine and will not be canceled – (except in situations beyond our control). A check mailed to us will reserve your place. Your canceled check is your confirmation. Refunds minus a $5.00 nonrefundable fee will be issued to those canceling at least 10 days prior to the event.

 

Well-Sweep Herb Farm
205 Mount Bethel Rd
Port Murray, NJ 07865-4147
E-Mail: info@wellsweep.com

 

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